It finally happened! Bet365 has restricted my account and made my maximum bet $5. I actually have no idea why I lasted so long. If you don’t use Bet365, get…
It finally happened! Bet365 has restricted my account and made my maximum bet $5. I actually have no idea why I lasted so long. If you don’t use Bet365, get on them, they are by far the most profitable site in Australia. They don’t advertise their promotions very well, so some of you may not realise how good they are. Their SP Guaranteed promotion is available on every race that has official SP odds. This is great when following Probet as if the horse drifts, you get the starting price rather than the fixed odds. That alone made me an extra few thousand a year.
Due to being banned, plus Probet taking a two week holiday, my turnover was only $42,021.96 in August. I did make a tidy $5,245.58 during the month, mainly from Probet killing it. It felt like a really slow month for gambling as I placed so few bets and watched hardly any games. This will be a fairly short post this month, as I’m in Italy and travelling quite quickly. Too much to eat, drink and do to spend my days blogging.
|AFL - Tipstar Tips||$6,785.00||-$347.00||-5.1%|
|NRL - Sportpunter Tips||$2,542.57||-$577.40||-22.7%
|Horse Racing - Probet Tips||$9,335.00||$5,345.15||57.3%|
|Golf - Swingform||$4,279.00||$861.00||20.1%|
|Darts - ontheoche||$3,975.33||-$860.85||-21.7%|
|AFL - non-tip Bets||$6,870.45||-$284.70||-4.1%|
|NRL - non-tip Bets||$7,584.61||$1,214.38||16.0%|
|Horse racing - non-tip bets||$650.00||-$105.00||-16.2%|
As discussed, Probet is running hot. Swingform keeps performing well but despite making money, I still don’t know whether golf is going to be part of my long-term betting strategy. It’s making money and I’ve signed up for the year, so there’s no questioning it now. I missed a lot of NRL Sportpunter tips due to the timing of the release. So my results don’t reflect the official results, but I doubt it has been a great year. Ontheoche is slightly down for the year, but I have a high level of confidence in him as a tipster.
AFL Tipstar is questioning the future of the service after this season. I think it’s a shame to throw in the towel after one bad season. I’m on board for next season despite now being in loss territory for the year. Every year can’t be a winner. Although, I might change the way I follow their tips next year if they do continue the service. I find the totals over/under to be much better than their line/H2H predictions. They have an uncanny ability for predicting game day weather far in advance of the odds adjusting. The odds for their line/H2H tips often don’t beat the final odds, which is an indicator that the tips aren’t hugely profitable.
If you’re looking for tipsters to follow, don’t forget I’ve reviewed these tipsters and others.
|Turnover 2018 (all time)||Profit / Loss 2018 (all time)||POT 2018 (all time)|
|NRL Sportpunter|| $25,554.57 || $988.17 ||3.9%
|Swingform|| $15,248.56 || $3,021.04 ||19.8%
|Ontheoche|| $12,208.33 || -$42.22||-0.3%
|Probet|| $115,719.04 |
Backpacking the world with gambling profits
In August, my partner and I travelled through Bosnia, Croatia and Italy. Croatia has become a tourist hotspot over the last decade and it tells. All the menus are almost identical along the coast and the cost is the same as being in Italy. Dubrovnik was actually one of the most expensive cities I’ve ever visited. If you want to visit, maybe wait until the Game of Thrones mania has ended (they film much of the series there and I saw probably 100 Game of Thrones tour groups). Whilst there are some nice spots in Croatia, the cost and the crowds just spoiled it for me. I did enjoy the Istrian coast as it was slightly less touristy and the wine was fantastic. Bosnia is still struggling from the war and most of their tourist attractions still surround the war i.e. war museums, bunkers and tunnels. Once you’ve wrapped your head around the war, there’s not much to do and the food is pretty average. It’s an easy detour to reach Bosnia whilst travelling in Croatia and it was cheap so I’d say it was worth a few days.
Italy is easily one of my favourite countries to visit. In August we went through Trieste, Udine, Venice, Verona, Milan and Lake Como. So many Aperol Spritzs on piazzas I’ve lost count. Travelling this fast comes at a cost and we aren’t paying much attention to expense through Italy. We’re going on wine tours and eating in Michelin starred restaurants occasionally. So I don’t expect to be able to cover my current travels fully with gambling for the moment. If you were backpacking (rather than flashpacking) around then that would be a different story. In the next month, we’ll be travelling from Northern Italy down to Sicily.
NBA is starting at the end of this month, however, Sportpunter has stated on his website that NBA tips will only be available through Daily Profit this year. Not sure why. I’m currently getting money onto Asianodds (read my AsianConnect88 review on how to get money on) in preparation for NBA tipping. The totals betting in the past has been extremely profitable.